Here is a two-tracks EP from the japanese artist Lullatone, already known for his outstanding releases and appearances on Childisc, Audiodregs and Plop records. As on those publications, the artist (Shawn, often assisted by the vocalist Yoshimi Tomida) layers glitch/ambient mellow pulses over a somber minimal layer of electronic shading (a combination of notes, drones, toys), flowing like icy water in a warmy canal. While not maybe as moody or fluid as his up-to-date material, this incredible show-up of electronic joy still finds a mellow (but not lonely) and fairy groove, through the perspired beat-box and hi-pitched sounds, and stays there for the two songs. Like two little tales told in the palm of a hand.
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March 30, 2014 Subject:
Whispering Rhythmically / Ice Water by Lullatone
I give this EP a relaxed two stars. The compositions on this release sound somewhat competent but I don't like the sound of how this was mixed. Track one has this slow vibe like you are listening to a set of wind chimes move through a passing breeze and track two Whispering Rhythmically was a combination of sounding too simplistically soft when it came to the synth sounds and too abrasive when the more aggressive side of the beat boxing came in. It sounds like to me from this release Lullatone wants to be this project that mixes really soft lulling musical phrases to help the moms in their audience with their kids out there to collectively chill whenever the need to play some music to help them rest when nap time comes along, kind of like a paternal non-commercial musak. Even though I can see how some folks may like to play this as they go through their day it isn't something that I am very interested in.
April 9, 2007 Subject:
Japanese music is always awesome and sweet.
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